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WU19 EURO on UEFA.com: the lowdown

The WU19 EURO kicks off in Slovakia today with the hosts taking on the Netherlands while France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland challenge.

WU19 EURO on UEFA.com: the lowdown
WU19 EURO on UEFA.com: the lowdown ©Sportsfile

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship kicks off today in Slovakia and UEFA.com has the full guide to following the #WU19EURO.

  • Key info

Match schedule
Programme: Download now

  • The contenders

Group A: Slovakia (hosts), Netherlands, France, Norway
Group B: Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Past winners (inc pre-2001 U18s): Germany (6), France (3), Netherlands (1), Spain (1)
Other past finalists: Norway (4)
Other past semi-finalists: Switzerland (2)
First qualification: Austria, Slovakia

• This is the first time Slovakia have played in a women's final tournament at any level.
• Holders Sweden and fellow past winners England, Denmark, Italy and Russia did not qualify.
• Spain lost their third final in four years 12 months ago in Israel. France and Germany were beaten semi-finalists.

  • The venues
Senec will stage the final
Senec will stage the final©Sportsfile

National Training Centre, Senec
• Matches: Group A games, semi-finals (28 July), final (31 July)
• Capacity: 3,261
• Home club: Senec

FC ViOn Stadium, Zlaté Moravce
• Matches: Group A games
• Capacity: 3,740
• Home club: ViOn Zlaté Moravce

Štadión FK Senica, Senica
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 5,070
• Home club: Senica

Spartak Myjava, Myjava
• Matches: Group B games
• Capacity: 2,709
• Home club: Spartak Myjava

  • Where to watch

• Slovakia's group games will be televised by RTVS.
• The semi-finals and the final will be on Eurosport across Europe.

  • What to watch

• This competition is being used for a trial where teams will be allowed a fourth substitution in extra time.
• Sippie Folkertsma of the Netherlands was the nine-goal top scorer in qualifying
• Germany won their sixth title in 12 years in 2011 but have not claimed the trophy since
• Germany are the holders of both UEFA's other women's titles at senior and U17 level. This generation also won the 2013/14 Women's U17 title in England.

  • Get involved

• Follow the tournament with @UEFAWomensEURO on Twitter and Facebook using #WU19EURO.

  • The schedule
2015: Sweden success

Tuesday 19 July
Group A
Slovakia v Netherlands (Senec) 17:00
France v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Group B
Spain v Germany (Senica) 18:00
Austria v Switzerland (Myjava) 18:00

Friday 22 July
Group A
Netherlands v Norway (Zlate Moravce) 18:00
Slovakia v France (Senec) 19:00
Group B
Germany v Switzerland (Senica) 18:00
Spain v Austria (Myjava) 18:00

Monday 25 July
Group A
Netherlands v France (Senec) 17:00
Norway v Slovakia (Zlate Moravce) 17:00
Group B
Germany v Austria (Senica) 18:00
Switzerland v Spain (Myjava) 18:00

Thursday 28 July
tbc (Senec) 16:00
tbc (Senec) 20:30

Sunday 31 July
tbc (Senec) 19:00